Artist: Daniel O'Shane
Language groups: Miriam Mer / Kuku Yalanji
Tribe: Meuram Totem: Beugerr (Booby Bird)
Hand-drawn on paper, 2019
The way Daniel expresses, conducts, approaches and executes his art is in fact his voice, treaty and truth. Reflection (Mar-asmer) reflects the notion that Daniel is heard through his art, and the artwork reflects how creating work is the truest form of his identity.
Daniel sees this as his own contract between himself and his culture. Not a single specific or literal image can represent these themes to Daniel. Reflection (Mar-asmer) embodies a map of Daniel's culture, his people and himself; which is a reflection of his voice, treaty and truth."